Hey guys, my worst nightmare happened 3 weeks ago.
I went to a meeting 50 miles away and it ran little late, plus the heat index was still up there when I left that night. On the way home I came over a hump on the road and had an Armadillo RIGHT THERE on the road with no reaction time. I hit it head on and to my surprise the bike didn't even do a headshake.
I thought WOW. That gave me a scare for sure because I always thought an Armadillo would be hell to get over without wrecking. But I did like I learned years ago...hit something square, cause if your front tire is turned at all, it will make the front end go where you maybe can't get it back.
Well, another 10 miles up the road, I am running brights and came around a corner, seeing the road was clear ahead I felt good, until suddenly I see a deer's body airborne right in front of me with maybe 1/100th of a second reaction time (which was not even enough time to duck). The deer had been running full out across a field and jumped a fence 20' to the right of me and would have clear both lanes if I hadn't intersected it. I hit it perfectly in the middle and all I remember is it hitting the front and in a split second it came over the windshield and hit me right in the visor (which knocked me out), then went flying over the top of me. The bike went to the left into a ditch and I was thrown some 20 yards into the woods on the left. I was out for about a half hour till someone came by and asked where I was.
The amazing thing was that I had no blood loss and no broken bones, but just busted up to no end with some internal bleeding. I wished I had my full race leathers on, but I just had a leather jacket on and jeans. After 3 weeks I am finally barely able to walk....and start working on the bike.
Ok...I know, the important thing is....how is the bike? HAHA. I will put some pics on here.